2023 Homeowner's Guide to Storm Damage Roof Replacement

Was your roof damaged in the last storms? 
Here’s a guide that will let you know whether you need a roof repair or replacement or if your roof is in perfect condition. 

Understanding Storm Damage

Identifying and Addressing Roof Damage Post-Storm

Storms can wreak havoc on our homes, particularly on our roofs. At Perry’s Roofing, we often see that storm damage can range from missing shingles to more severe structural harm. Identifying these damages early is crucial. 

Look for these signs in your roof after the storm: 

-Water leaks,

– Missing or damaged shingles, 

-Dented surfaces. 

Early detection leads to timely repairs, preventing further damage to your home. However, safety comes first. Before inspecting your roof, ensure the storm has passed, and it’s safe to go outside. Watch out for electrical hazards and structural damage. In emergency situations, contacting professionals for an immediate assessment is advisable.


Once that the storm has passed, it is essential to look into the different types of storm damage:

When to Repair, When to Replace

The extent of storm damage on your roof can vary. Minor issues like a few missing shingles can often be repaired easily. However, significant damage, such as large areas of missing shingles, visible structural damage, or extensive water infiltration, might require a complete roof replacement.

  1. Minor Damage: Small areas with missing or damaged shingles, minor leaks, and isolated dents.
  2. Moderate Damage: More widespread missing shingles, multiple leaking points, and notable dents on roofing materials.
  3. Severe Damage: Large sections of the roof affected, major leaks leading to interior damage and compromised roof structure.


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Identifying Hail Damage on Your Roof

Key Indicators to Look For

Hail damage can manifest in several ways on your roof:

  1. Missing Shingles: One of the most obvious signs of hail damage is missing shingles. Look for gaps in your roof’s shingle pattern or pieces of exposed roof. You might also find shingles scattered on the ground around your home.
  2. Damaged Shingles: Inspect your roof for shingles that are curled, buckling, dented, or cracked. These are clear indications that the integrity of the shingle has been compromised, which can lead to leaks and further damage.
  3. Gutters and Downspouts: Check for a build-up of loose asphalt granules in your gutters and downspouts. Hail can dislodge these granules, which are essential for protecting the shingle from UV rays and weathering.
  4. Flashing and Downspouts: Look for any damage to the flashing and downspouts. Hail can dent, dislodge, or even tear away these essential components of your roof, leading to potential water intrusion and other issues.

Check for Signs of Wind Damage

Assessing Wind-Induced Roof Damage

High winds can be just as damaging to your home as any other weather event, with the potential to topple trees, shatter windows, and, importantly, damage your roof. One of the critical concerns with wind damage is the possibility of shingles being blown away. When this happens, the roof deck or underlayment becomes exposed to the elements, significantly increasing the risk of water damage to your home.

Evaluating Your Roof After a Windstorm

Key Areas to Inspect for Wind Damage

Following a heavy windstorm, it’s crucial to conduct a thorough check of your home’s exterior, paying close attention to the roof. Depending on your roof type, here are specific signs of wind damage to look for:

  • All Shingle Roofs: Look for shingles that are missing, cracked, or appear to be curling. These are signs that the shingles may have been compromised by the wind.
  • Composition Shingles: A common sign of wind damage in composition shingles is the buildup of granules in the gutters. These granules are crucial for protecting the shingle from the sun and elements.
  • Wood Shingles or Shakes: For wood shingle roofs, be on the lookout for rotting or mold, which can be accelerated by wind-driven rain and moisture.
  • Flat Roofs: Inspect for visible cracks, tears, or surface anomalies like bubbles or wrinkles, which can indicate underlying damage.

Key Areas to Inspect for Water Damage

Identifying Potential Problem Spots

After a storm, it’s important to thoroughly inspect your home for signs of water damage. Here are crucial areas to check:

  • Gutters: Ensure there’s no water buildup. Improperly redirected water can pool near your home, leading to mold growth and structural damage.
  • Ceilings: Look for water spots, which may appear as yellow, copper, or brown discoloration. These are telltale signs of water seeping through.
  • Walls: Examine your walls for cracking, peeling, or bubbling in the paint or wallpaper, indicative of water infiltration.
  • Attic, Basement, and Crawl Spaces: These areas are prone to mold growth or wood rot due to leaks. A musty smell can be a key indicator, often noticeable within 24-48 hours post-storm.
  • Flooring: Check for gaps in floorboards, sagging wood, or expansion in wooden and laminate floors. Such expansion is a sign of waterlogging.
  • Roof: Apart from the visible damage like cracked or missing shingles, look for subtler signs of water damage on the roof structure itself.
  • Windows: Moisture buildup or fogging between glass panes can indicate water seeping through damaged frames or seals.

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We’re Here to Help

If you’re dealing with storm damage or simply considering proactive measures for your roof, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Whether you need an urgent repair, a thorough inspection, or advice on roofing materials and maintenance, our team at Perry’s Roofing is here to provide you with professional, reliable, and quality service. Contact us today and take the first step towards a secure, resilient, and well-maintained roof.


Perry’s Roofing Commitment to Quality and Service

At Perry’s Roofing, we understand the stress and challenges that come with storm damage to your roof. Our commitment extends beyond immediate repairs; we aim to be your partner in maintaining and enhancing the durability and integrity of your roof. With our extensive experience and dedication to quality, we stand ready to assist you through every step – from emergency repairs to long-term upgrades and maintenance.

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